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The Buchanan family is an old Seattle family who has a number of restaurants that have built the family empire. Reid is managing the bar, sister Dani manager the hamburger joint, Walker has bucked the tradition and is in the Marines and Cal once ran the steakhouse but went out on his own to open what has become a coffee emporium. All of these and the kids are ruled with an iron fist by the rude obnoxious Grandmother.
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Cal has been enticed back into the fold for 6 months to take the dead Fish House and make it back into one of the biggest restaurants in the area. They only way he can see that happening is to hire the best chef in town, unfortunately it happens to be his ex-wife Penny. Penny has a grand time watching and making Cal grovel. In the end she gets what she wants, including vacation time at the end of summer. What she doesn't tell Cal is this is for her baby's birth. When she and cal Divorced years ago it was mainly due to her wanting children and him not wanting them. But, what Penny doesn't know is that he already has one he had to give up. What he doesn't know is that Penny got pregnant from Invetro and never stopped loving him.

As Penny and Cal fall back in love you get to see their day to day interactions and how they both work on running the restaurant. The Grandmother tries to break them up but, that is spoiled by Cal and others. I addition you also get glimpses into the lives of the other Buchanan siblings with minor story lines. Walker resigns the Marines, Dani finds out her husband is cheating.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   working at a business If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   chef/cook


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only Focus of story    -   Her How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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